This post is sponsored by KILZ®; as always, all thoughts and opinions are our very own. – stained table makeover

One of our very favorite things to do is give new life to an exisiting piece of furniture.

 stained table makeover - Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!

Stained Table Makeover

Kelli was given a pretty dining room table from her in-laws and sat with a heavy natural lacker for several years before she painted it white and stained the top. After she moved it into her craft room, she repainted the bottom half in in a minty hue. She gifted it to me recently and it’s been in my own craft room with messy paint splatters, watercolor spills, and dabs of leftover hot glue gunk on it. To say it has been loved (and well used) is an understatement! I am now converting my craft room to a playroom and moved this table to its final home, my back patio, to house summer BBQ dinners and host game nights. But, I can’t have family eating over old glue spills so yes, another makeover is due.

Playful craft room table, perfect for messy painters in this cute space! Stained Table Makeover

Stained Table Makeover – KILZ Tinted Wood Stain

I love the feel of stained wood as opposed to painted wood but also love color. Enter KILZ® tinted wood stain, a total game changer for furniture makeovers. I was introduced to KILZ® Weatherproofing Solid Color Stain and was impressed by their varities of colors. Since I have pops of navy blue in my outdoor rug, I decided to go bold and stain the top in “Atlantic Deep,” a nice match for the space. Since KILZ® wood stain is a 100% acrylic formula, it offers excellent protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, a bonus since I live in the Phoenix desert; I don’t have to worry about my newly stained top fading anytime soon.

Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue stain!Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!

You only need a few supplies + tools to complete this table makeover:

Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue stain!Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!

Directions – Stained Table Makeover:

  1. Sand table top down to bare wood, (I used 80 grit sandpaper.)

  2. Wipe off excess wood dust with a damp rag, let dry.

  3. Stain table by dipping rag into KILZ® Wood Stain and wiping across table top in one direction; repeat full coats until

    desired

    color is achieved. (I used 4 coats of stain.) 

  4.  Let dry completely (24 hours) before use.

Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue stain!Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!

 

Note: If you’re in extreme heat like me, (temperature over 100 degrees,) then I would suggest working in small areas as stain dries fairly quickly. 

You can see how light each coat goes on; rest assured, after several coats it will stain as dark as I have used a variety of KILZ® products for so many years that I wasn’t worried at all.

Through experience, KILZ® has given me the confidence to trust my vision to transform my surfaces, whether paint on the walls or stain on a tabletop, and finish my job the right way… every time.

Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue stain!Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue stain!Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... click to see the "after", can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!

Look at that natural shine! True to Lolly Jane’s style, however, we added a slight distress on the edges of the stained top by lightly sanding to coordinate with the chippy legs. 

Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!

I just love the base of the table and the contrast of the bright white against the navy blue stained top. 

Pretty Modern Farmhouse Table... can't believe this isn't paint! Love this navy blue wood stain!

Here is my beautiful modern farmhouse table completely transformed in less than a day and ready for entertaining, games, barbecues, or desserts. I love how this table turned out and am already dreaming up other outdoor projects I can use KILZ® wood stain on… decks, railings, shakes, shingles, siding, roofs, fences, wood patio furniture, or even my kids wood jungle gym that has faded the last few years. The possibilities are endless, for sure.

Easy porch makeover... love the white concrete paint tutorial! So fresh and bright (:

Working on your own projects? Be sure to follow along with Lolly Jane Instagram this week as we’ll be hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner who will receive a $100 visa card to use towards KILZ® products. Stay connected with KILZ® for the latest paint tips and tricks:

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Easy porch makeover... love the white concrete paint tutorial! So fresh and bright (:

Did you spy my newly painted concrete patio? I think this table couldn’t look more perfect in this space! 

Easy porch makeover... love the white concrete paint tutorial! So fresh and bright (:

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